EA & Ubisoft

EA Invests in UbiSoft Entertainment (thanks Frans) has the unexpected announcement that Electronic Arts has acquired just under 20% of Ubisoft:
REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 20, 2004--Electronic Arts today announced an investment in international game developer and publisher UbiSoft Entertainment, headquartered in Rennes, France. The investment represents approximately 19.9 percent interest in the company -- shares purchased as a block from Talpa Beheer B.V. to be completed upon obtaining antitrust clearance from the U.S. government. Financial terms were not disclosed.
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f.....
Dec 20, 2004, 08:46
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uck...

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Re: f.....
Dec 20, 2004, 08:51
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Re: f..... Dec 20, 2004, 08:51
Dec 20, 2004, 08:51
 
yes, because we need ubisoft to start publcihsing crappy games now...

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Re: f.....
Dec 20, 2004, 08:53
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Re: f..... Dec 20, 2004, 08:53
Dec 20, 2004, 08:53
 
yes, because we need ubisoft to start publcihsing crappy games now...

They don't already?

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Re: f.....
Dec 20, 2004, 09:05
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Re: f..... Dec 20, 2004, 09:05
Dec 20, 2004, 09:05
 
Hmm...Lock On Modern Air Combat, IL-2, Pacific Fighters, Raven Shield, Splinter Cell, Ghost Recon. I wouldn't call those crappy games in my book.

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Re: f.....
Dec 20, 2004, 09:21
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Dec 20, 2004, 09:21
 
Cannot wait for IL-2: Underground to come out

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Great
Dec 20, 2004, 09:23
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Great Dec 20, 2004, 09:23
Dec 20, 2004, 09:23
 
I give it five years until EA either owns a majority stake or has outright acquired just about every other major publisher and becomes pretty much the only game in town. Seeing as how EA's crappy sports sequels and Sims games currently have them in the position of being one of the only publishers in the industry to be turning a profit right now.

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Re: f.....
Dec 20, 2004, 09:39
nin
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Re: f..... Dec 20, 2004, 09:39
Dec 20, 2004, 09:39
nin
 
Cannot wait for IL-2: Underground to come out


AAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!

NOT FUNNY!

(Yer gonna jinx us w/ comments like that! :D)

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Re: Great
Dec 20, 2004, 09:44
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Re: Great Dec 20, 2004, 09:44
Dec 20, 2004, 09:44
 
http://www.igf.com/

support it now.

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Re: Great
Dec 20, 2004, 09:50
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Re: Great Dec 20, 2004, 09:50
Dec 20, 2004, 09:50
 
Damnit... Ghost Recon 3: Street warz. Customize yo homie squad for war at the hood yo.

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Re: Great
Dec 20, 2004, 10:06
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Re: Great Dec 20, 2004, 10:06
Dec 20, 2004, 10:06
 
if(EA.buy(Ubisoft.Stock)==true){
Gamers=scd::Screwed();
++EA.blingbling;
}

D:

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As Stephen King Once Wrote...
Dec 20, 2004, 10:19
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As Stephen King Once Wrote... Dec 20, 2004, 10:19
Dec 20, 2004, 10:19
 
The End is coming!

*predicts a news story about Duke Nukem appearing shortly along with a Derek Smart Story, and finally Doom: The Musical*

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Dec 20, 2004, 10:45
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Dec 20, 2004, 10:45
 
Time for EA to DIE already. DIE.


Warez an EA game today - it's your civic duty.

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Re: Great
Dec 20, 2004, 11:19
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Re: Great Dec 20, 2004, 11:19
Dec 20, 2004, 11:19
 
g_Games.gameplay = 500;
g_Gamers.frustration = 100;

while(EA != NULL) {
wait(2628000000); // ~1 month in ms
--g_Games.gameplay;
++g_Gamers.frustration;

// If gameplay drops below gamer frustration level (-50 to 100 points depending on what year it is, because not *all* games suck, usually), EA gets a kick in the nuts.

if((g_Games.gameplay + CRand::randomint(-50, 100)) < g_Games.frustration)

EA = EA.comeuppance(g_Gamers.frustration * g_Gamers.frustration);
}


// Edit --- Bug fixes


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Re:
Dec 20, 2004, 11:53
Com
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Dec 20, 2004, 11:53
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Time for EA to DIE already. DIE.

Don't you mean DICE?

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No subject
Dec 20, 2004, 12:10
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Dec 20, 2004, 12:10
 
this is getting rediculous.

and nothing GOOD can come of this. NOTHING!

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Re: f.....
Dec 20, 2004, 12:13
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Re: f..... Dec 20, 2004, 12:13
Dec 20, 2004, 12:13
 
Cannot wait for IL-2: Underground to come out

HAHAHAHA!! I am cracking up here! Do we get Brooke Burke in the cockpit trying to sell us a Cingular phone too??!

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Re: f.....
Dec 20, 2004, 12:15
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Re: f..... Dec 20, 2004, 12:15
Dec 20, 2004, 12:15
 
there one thing GOOD that can come of this:

ShadowBane may now shut down

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Re: f.....
Dec 20, 2004, 12:30
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Re: f..... Dec 20, 2004, 12:30
Dec 20, 2004, 12:30
 
rolling on teh flore larfing

edit: (at the shadowbane post btw)
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Re: f.....
Dec 20, 2004, 13:18
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Re: f..... Dec 20, 2004, 13:18
Dec 20, 2004, 13:18
 
Is there any more bad EA news Blue? Aquisition of Valve, Blizzard, and id? Exclusivity contract on sony consoles until 2010? Plans for EA to slay every firstborn son and exclusive rights for shareholders to deflower all brides of virtue true on their wedding night? Just get it out of the way before xmas please

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Re: f.....
Dec 20, 2004, 13:54
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Re: f..... Dec 20, 2004, 13:54
Dec 20, 2004, 13:54
 
Hmm...Lock On Modern Air Combat, IL-2, Pacific Fighters, Raven Shield, Splinter Cell, Ghost Recon. I wouldn't call those crappy games in my book.

Uh, huh.. Splinter Cell 2, Ghost Recon 2. Yes, their newer games all suck.
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